Questions about using the function keys in Ubuntu.

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Toshiba Satellite P850 FN-Keys not working

I could solve several other issues with my laptop thanks to this forum. The only thing I can't figure out is the non working FN-Keys for the brightness. Volume control is fine. Two things I found out ...
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How can I disable the Touchpad on Yoga 2 pro with the Hotkey and in Tablet mode?

On my Lenovo Yoga 2 pro I installed Ubuntu 14.04 32bit and kept the installed Windows 8 on another partition. In Windows, When you turn it into tablet mode, the keyboard and touchpad turns off so you ...
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Asus X550LA with Ubuntu 13.10

I am using this Asus notebook with Ubuntu 13.10. All my function keys (Wifi, Bluetooth, Sound, etc.) are not working! Wifi gets started on boot up, but can not connect to most of the networks. Please ...
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Dell laptop screen brightness is not working after upgrade from 12.04 to 13.10

I tried with GRUB_CMLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor" and sudo update-grub but did not worked.Please help me out
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Brightness function keys problem

I have an HP 650 notebook, and I just finished installing ubuntu 13.10 . The problem is that brightness function keys don't work ( f2 and f3 ). I tried changing GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT and updating ...
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Cannot control display brightness with HP ProBook 4545s (Radeon HD7420G) - Ubuntu 13.10

I need help because the notebook is always running at maximum light. 8( This HP Probook 4545s has AMD Radeon HD 7420G (HD7500M/7600M series) graphics and the video driver for the AMD graphics ...
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Function keys not working after update

I installed an update on the 7th and now have some strange keyboard behaviour. After first installing the update and rebooting the keyboard layout changed to US but only for Chromium - when I checked ...
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Problem with Fn button sound control Ubuntu

I have a very strange problem with my audio in my ubuntu installation. First of all I have no sound, this alone is a big problem, but I use my computer mostly for work so I can keep with up for a ...
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Fn+F2 does not switch WIFI on/off on Asus 1015e [closed]

Wifi works ok but can not be switched on/off with fn+f2. I have an Asus 1015e-DS03 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS fresh install (no dual-boot). Linux ASUS-1015E-DS03 3.8.0-35-generic #52~precise1-Ubuntu SMP ...
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Function keys disabled after enabling scroll lock

I had enabled the scroll lock key for my illuminated keyboard by using xmod, Now my function keys don't work whenever I enable the scroll lock... I use the function keys for shortcuts, assistance ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Wireless problem in hp pavilion g6 [duplicate]

This is the first time i use a linux distribution and i have a problem. I installed ubuntu without any problems but i can not connect networks. I simply can not turn on wifi because function keys do ...
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I don't have notifications when changing the brightness

In order to have the brightness feature working on my EeePC (Ubuntu 13.10, kernel 3.13), I had to add to my /etc/default/grub : GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux" It was ...
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Gnome MPlayer and [Play/Pause], [Next] buttons

On ubuntu 13.10 I'm using the [Fn]+[Play/Pause] key combination successfully with Totem, but because Totem makes my whole screen flicker when I use Javascript at the same time, I switched to Gnome ...
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ASUS fn-kys for sound volume (laptop-hotkeys) don't work

The hotkeys for sound volume of ASUS N76VM with Ubuntu 12.04 don't work on the (my) admin account, but dó work on other users accounts for the rest of the family.
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HP Envy 15 wifi toggle

I just got Ubuntu 13.10 on my new HP laptop. The F6 key is for mute and when you use it the orange light lights up on the key and the sound turns off. F12 is for wifi (on windows 8 it toggles airplane ...
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Backlight Controls Acer Aspire v5-572G

I know there are already a lot of similar questions regarding issues with no back light control with Acer models. I'm not having that issue anymore I followed the necessary changes needed in ...
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keyboard problem HP dm4-2015dx

My keyboard does not works - than I try to put the question here but it's not possible because it don't meet there standard! - MY KEYBOARD DON"T WORK! - I did not make this problem, now I had to ...
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Function keys in Lubuntu 13.10

I have just installed Lubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander but my function keys for media (such as play pause etc.) are not working. I can change brightness and volume with the function keys and I am ...
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Acer Aspire One 725 Lubuntu Fn + Up\Down keys do not change the sound level

I've got a little trouble, which is, as I think, specific only to Acer Aspire series netbooks. I've installed Lubuntu 13.10 on my Acer Aspire One 725 and updated software. At first I had a problem ...
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Lenovo FnLk Key (Enabled on Boot)

Is there a program to enable function-lock (FnLk) upon login? In fact the BIOS has FnLk on while booting, then it turns once the desktop UI is loaded. I'm open to suggestions of using a program or ...
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(Some) Function keys not working

I've installed Ubuntu 13.10 today on my ASUS N56VZ-S4215H, and encountered some issues; Some of my function keys don't work, screen brightness, turn off screen and, sleep DO work (Screen brightness ...
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HP Envy Fn Key Issue

So I recently installed the nvidia-prime drivers on my HP Envy 17 running Ubuntu 13.10 and because of this it seems that my volume Fn keys don't work anymore. I have tried uninstalling the nvidia ...
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How to execute command with keys?

Like a lot of other users, I have problem with the brightness settings on my laptop. But there is xbacklight which works like a charm. How do I bind xbacklight -dec 10 to Fn+Up? I have tried to use ...
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Keyboard's buttons

I have Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS and my keyboard is: Genius SlimStar i222. I have problem about Fn(function key). To exlain my problem: When i press buttons Fn and F1 at the same time, ubuntu opens home ...
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Ubuntu Can't Processes Key Release

Whenever I press Fn+F8 to raise the volume or Fn+F7 to lower the volume, Ubuntu acts like the keys are being held down. The notification blinks rapidly as if I'm hitting Fn+F8/7 really fast. The ...
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Laptop cant find my Wireless network. Function key also not working

acer aspire 5710Z sta drivers up to date. Please help im going round in circles trying to follow what others have done on slightly different laptops... this is driving me up the wall and round ...
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My brightness control buttons are not working on my Packard Bell netbook

I have a Packard Bell DOT S netbook. First I installed Ubuntu on it. I noticed that I couldn't use my brightness control buttons (F11 F12). I saw the little bar like it is changing its brightness, but ...
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Fn volume keys stick down

I installed Xubuntu 13.04 on this laptop: http://www.novatech.co.uk/laptop/range/novatecheliten1535.html The Fn keys for WiFi and screen brightness work fine, but the volume keys are problematic. ...
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Touchpad permanently disabled after using ambient light sensor button

I am using an HP/Compaq 8710p and it has an ambient light sensor enable/disable button using Fn+F11. I enabled the ambient light sensor and a notification popped up saying, "Touchpad disabled." After ...
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Unable to use function keys for screen brightness

I'm on Toshiba Satellite L830-135 with AMD Radeon 7550M. Using Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit fresh install. I know there are many similar questions. I've tried almost everything, many variations of the ...
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Multimedia keys are not working with my HP Probook 4540s

I have HP Probook 4540S. My multimedia keys such as Wifi on/off & brightness control keys doesn't work with Ubuntu 13.04. (Keys function well with Ubuntu 12.04) Both are working well in Windows. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Backlight Problem, Function keys not working

I have ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS AND i recently updated my system. There was a kernel update also. I tried several solutions on net. Like This , this and none of them worked for me. I put that ...
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Samsung laptop functions under Ubuntu 13.04

I recently bought a new Samsung 350E laptop and it's great. However some of it's functions are not working well under Ubuntu (unlike Win7). Fan is running constantly, while it's mostly silent under ...
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FN Keys on Asus UX31A and LXDE vs Unity

I have an ASUS UX31A running Ubuntu 13.04. Everything is working great including ALL of the FN keys such as dim screen and dim keyboard backlight. But I am using the machine to run a VM to do some ...
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Can't switch between Console mode and GUI

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu and experiencing the following problem: I start my computer, and get to the GUI where I can login. When I click Ctrl+Alt+F1 I will get to the first of the consoles, everything ...
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Unable to turn off wifi with fn-F2 keys

Everything was fine on 12.04 LTS. I fresh installed 13.04. In 12.04 and Windows (now removed), Fn-F2 keys were turning off wifi (LED OFF). In 13.04 this combination only turns off wifi in network ...
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Fn key switches on and off, randomly

My F keys sometimes require the FN key to be used, and then later at a seemingly random time they don't. For example Guake sometimes requires me to hold FN + F12 to use it when normally its just F12. ...
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Can I get my laptop fn-keys to work in Ubuntu?

I have a Samsung Series 5 laptop, model NP535U3C-A01SE. I recently decided to try Ubuntu and installed 12.04 LTS. One thing that bothers me is that my function keys don't work properly. I read on a ...
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How to make the brightness keys work on an HP Folio 13?

In my HP Folio 13 laptop with Ubuntu 13.04 the brightness control works with the slider in the system Brightness & Lock settings, but the brightness function keys don't. Also, the brightness level ...
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Help Adjusting Britness on Acer Aspire M5-581T-6807 Via the Function keys

I have opened terminal and tried the following commands. sudo nano /etc/default/grub I entered my password. Found GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" and change it to say ...
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13.04 - Fn volume keys not working on Dell Inspiron 1470

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1470, and eversince I updated to 13.04, none of the Fn keys are working, except for brightness and WiFi.
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Hotkeys not working (Megaware black purple laptop)

When I type fn + (f9, f10, f11 or f12), they don't do their functions (touch pad lock, sound on/off, decrease sound, increase sound). What do I need to do to fix this? --I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 on my ...
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Brightness function keys not working

I have an ASUS X55A-SPD0204O laptop. The rest of the FN+Fx (where x = number) like sound + - mute, screen turn off, wireless etc. work perfectly. The problem is with the 2 brightness keys. They just ...
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Why is Cinnamon blocking function keys? F1-12 aren't getting to the terminal

I map the function keys in vim to modify a ton of stuff, from syntax line numbering to autoindenting to changing the tab width and syntax highlighting. Unity was a major problem here because if I ...
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Why does Wireless function key not effect the wireless card but only Bluetooth?

My wireless card is switched off at start up of my computer and I cannot switch it on with function key. It only switches on or off the Bluetooth instead. Is there any other key that opens the ...
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How to remap the F1-12 keys to require the Fn key + F1-12

I recently bought a new laptop, and mapped the F10/11/12 keys to media controls so that I would be able to just press, say, F10 to mute the volume. However, I now cannot use the F10 key normally. ...
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How can I get media keys working on my Dell Vostro 2520?

Some of combinations with Fn on my Dell Vostro 2520 don't seem to work. Fn+F8 (rewind back) Fn+F9 (play/stop) Fn+F10 (rewind forward) I think that these keys need to be set up system-wide. I ...
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Nvidia control function key with xbacklight

I aways had problems with nvidia brightness control, and since 2009 I use the nvidiabl. But there is a issue that brightness sometimes came back to full backlight. So, since the nvidia is with new ...
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Editing / Changing the Functios Keys (F1-F12) in Ubuntu 12.10 (console)

I need to edit the funcions keys in the console of the Ubuntu 12.10 Server (tty1 to tty12). The emulation is VT220. Is this posible ?? For example F1 = ^[OP Change to ^[[M F2 = ^[OQ Change to ...
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How to toggle wireless using a script

My laptop comes with the option to toggle wireless with the Fn+F12 key, but unfortunately this key doesn't work. Now inspired by this question, I would like to write a script that can toggle the ...